One in five children lack the device they need to connect to online educational tools. 1.5m people are totally offline, and ten times that number – nearly 15m – lack basic digital skills even though 82% of jobs need them. How can we work at a local level to get more people digitally connected, which is now essential to access education, training, job opportunities, healthcare and even to find cheaper energy and the best deals. Digital connectivity is vital to levelling up.
Chaired by the Digital Poverty Alliance’s Elizabeth Anderson, with guest speakers including Moira Thomas – Group Director of Sustainability, Currys plc; Matthew Lesh from the IEA; and Sarah-jane Sewell of Digital Tories, plus a high level party panellist.
A full cooked breakfast buffet will be served.
Time/date: Tuesday 4 October. 8am Location: Scherzo Suite, Hyatt Regency Birmingham (inside secure zone)